Saudi Arabia has moved aircraft to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, near the border with Syria. Saudi Arabia has stated clearly this is to topple Assad. In the event of a shooting war, Turkey has a lot of vulnerabilities, and Saudi Arabia has lots of slightly used military equipment, but few trained troops. Saudi Arabia still hasn’t conquered Yemen, which is right on its border.
So 2009 Nobel Peace Prize committee, how is that Obama prize looking now? China is also clearly making significant signs of preparing for imminent war in the South China Sea.
Back in the Reagan era, the US military was organized to be able to win a two front war – an invasion of Europe by Russia and an invasion of South Korea and/or Taiwan by China at the same time. In 2016, the military is focused on transgender bathrooms on submarines and global climate change.
I bought stock in US Steel (X) yesterday. It is up 14% on no particular news in one day. War is good for business.